Poldark Tour Day 3
Our third Poldark tour visits the wild landscape of Bodmin Moor and
then onto the stunning windswept coastline of the North Coast.
With its rugged landscape that has an air of mystery and intrigue, Bodmin
Moor is Cornwall at it's wildest. It is remote and at times a bleak place,
wild ponies still graze the heather covered moorland, and it's easy to see
why it was chosen as a perfect backdrop to Poldark's plot of passion and
We start our tour at Minions, the highest village in Cornwall. Most of the
village is over 300m above sea level. The landscape doubles as the
rugged land between Ross' and Francis's estates. Many of the horse
riding scenes were filmed here. There are few spots as isolated as the old
cross track roads at Minions. On a clear day the views from here are
stunning and you can see as far as Devon. As well as the high granite tors,
prehistoric hut circles and standing stones, there are some more modern
historical areas of mining and quarrying.
From Minions we wind our way across the open expanse of Bodmin
Moor past Bronze Age settlements and through quaint Cornish moorland
villages until we reach St Breward.
St Breward was widely used during filming and the exterior of Ross
Poldarks cottage Nampara was shot here together with the miners
cottages. It is a pretty village that boasts the highest church in Cornwall.
There will be plenty of opportunities to stop and photograph the stunning
scenery along the way before we head North up to the coast.
We continue our tour in Padstow, possibly the most well known town in
Cornwall thanks to a certain celebrity chef.
Padstow was a already a bustling little port of fishermen and boat
builders in the time of Elizabeth the First and to this day the harbour is
full of brightly coloured boats that can cheer up the dullest of days.
Fans of North Cornwall will recognise the spectacular views across the
Camel Estuary and Tregirls beach, whilst the beauty of the wide sandy
beach at Porthcothan is hard to miss in the scenes featuring Poldarks
fictional 'Nampara Cove'.
We continue on to Constantine Bay, our final destination that has a
reputation as one of the best surf beaches in Cornwall. The beach offers a
sweeping arc of gently shelving soft pale sands and is the perfect spot to
enjoy a delicious Cornish cream tea at the end of our day's excursions.
are just £258 per day per car
(maximum of 4 passengers)
Included in the tour are:
All motoring costs, parking etc
Not included are;
Entrance fees where applicable
Coffees, teas or lunches